ISLAMABAD -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi office on Monday arrested former president and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari in the fake bank accounts case.
A team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials reached Zardari House in Islamabad on Monday to arrest former president and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari after the rejection of the bail before arrest by Islamabad High Court.
Asif Zardari will undergo medical checkup at Islamabad's PIMS. The co-chairman of PPP will be produced before accountability court today (Tuesday). Asif Ali Zardari has been shifted to the NAB Rawalpindi Office situated in Melody area of Islamabad.
A 15-member team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), accompanied by police personnel, arrested Asif Ali Zardari from his residence. Police personnel, including female officials, had entered the former president's house after the court decision. All roads leading to the residence were blocked by police.
Scene from the Zardari House in Islamabad show a black vehicle in which Asif Ali Zardari was believed to be seated following his arrest.
The arrest came hours after an Islamabad High Court bench comprising Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Moshin Akhtar Kayani rejected a plea by Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur seeking an extension in their interim bail in the fake bank accounts case.
Subsequently, the court had allowed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to arrest both PPP leaders.
In this regard, the court had sought complete record pertaining to the money laundering accusations against the PPP leaders from the NAB.
As the hearing resumed, NAB prosecutor Jahanzeb Bharwana pleaded with the court for 20 minutes to give arguments in the case.
To which, the bench stated: 'You have already presented your arguments, while this is hearing for a bail and not an appeal against conviction.'
The NAB prosecutor responded that 29 [fake bank] accounts were...